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The format of golf played in our annual match against Uppingham is unique, at least it is for the ORGS.

The match is played using the four ball better ball format which, while it is a format now very often played generally in golf, is not played otherwise in the ORGS which remains a foursomes society.

We now play this match, thanks to one of the Uppingham players, at Luffenham Heath in Rutland (near Stamford) and this was played on Wednesday 22nd August. Luffenham Heath is an excellent test of golf, with tree lined fairways (you rarely glimpse players on other holes), well positioned bunkers, sloping fairways and challenging par 3s.  It is surprising, on such a course, that both organisers were not flooded with applicants to play.  Nevertheless, a select group met for lunch and a great afternoon of golf in warm and breezy weather with the course in excellent condition – dry, running (with some thick rough, the ball sometimes ran too far and found the rough) and excellent greens.

The match overall was a draw, so one win and one loss for Rugby in the two matches that played.  Happily Henry Carver who was lent to Uppingham and played well but had to give plenty of shots, did not achieve a win against his old school.

Many thanks to our organiser, Guy Steele-Bodger and to Richard Murmann of Uppingham for making the arrangements with the Club (where he has been a member for over 60 years!).

Guy Steele-Bodger (Tu 74-78), Henry Carver  (SH 72-77), Robert Prior (C 81-86), Charles Carver (SH 74-79) & Tim Watts (St 66-71).

Tim Watts
Hon Sec, ORGS

 

FIXTURES

August 2022

Wednesday 10th
Northern Meeting
Hollinwell Golf Club

Wednesday 17th
Match v OUGS
Luffenham Heath

Sunday 21st
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire

September 2022

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2022

Wednesday 5th
Match v LVGA
Burhill Golf Club

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Saturday 29th
Match v The Meteors
Royal St. George's
REGISTER

November 2022

Tues 15th & Wed 16th
Match v Porthcawl
Rye & Royal St. George's

December 2022

Monday 5th
Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

March 2023

Wednesday 29th
Match v London Solicitors
New Zealand Golf Club

Thursday 30th - Sunday 2nd
Halford Hewitt
Royal St George's &
Royal Cinque Ports

April 2023

Tues 25th & Wed 26th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon

May 2023

Thursday 11th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Stamford Road
South Luffenham
Rutland
PE9 3UU